23 days in Siem Reap & Vietnam Itinerary

23 days in Siem Reap & Vietnam Itinerary

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23 days in Siem Reap & Vietnam Itinerary

Start: Cleveland, United States
Fly:  26​h
1
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Vung Tau, Vietnam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
My Tho, Vietnam
— 1 night
Bus + Boat:  2​h 30​min
6
Can Tho, Vietnam
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Da Nang, Vietnam
— Few hours
Motorbike:  1​h
9
Hoi An, Vietnam
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
10
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
11
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
12
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h 30​min
13
Sapa, Vietnam
— 1 night
train:  8​h
14
Hanoi, Vietnam
— Few hours
Bus:  4​h 30​min
15
Cat Ba, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Bus:  5​h
16
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
17
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
— 1 day
Bus:  2​h 30​min
18
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Cleveland, United States

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ta Prohm, Bayon Temple, Cambodian Cultural Village, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Angkor National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Cambodian Cultural Village, and then don't miss a visit to Pub Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, explore the ancient world of Terrace of the Elephants, explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ta Prohm, and finally delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip builder app .

Cleveland, USA to Siem Reap is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is 12 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Cleveland in January: high temperatures in Siem Reap hover around 87°F and lows are around 71°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Museums
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Terrace of the Elephants ©
Terrace of the Elephants
Angkor National Museum ©
Angkor National Museum
Cambodian Cultural Village ©
Cambodian Cultural Village

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): ponder the world of politics at The Independence Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and then make a trip to Nguyen Hue Street.

For reviews, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City visit planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Vung Tau.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Zoo and Botanical Gardens ©
Zoo and Botanical Gardens
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

1
night
Vung Tau, Vietnam

Vung Tau
A place to relax by the coast, Vung Tau has gained a reputation for its beaches.
For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vung Tau planning tool .

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in January, and nighttime lows around 72°F. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Vung Tau

Outdoors Parks Nightlife
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Phap Viện Minh Dang Quang.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning tool .

Drive from Vung Tau to Ho Chi Minh City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for My Tho.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Historic Sites
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Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Phap Viện Minh Dang Quang ©
Phap Viện Minh Dang Quang

1
night
My Tho, Vietnam

My Tho ©
Mỹ Tho is the capital city, center of economics, education and technology of Tiền Giang Province, located in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Vinh Trang Pagoda.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our My Tho online vacation planner .

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in My Tho sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for Can Tho.
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Vinh Trang Pagoda ©
Vinh Trang Pagoda

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Can Tho, Vietnam

Can Tho ©
The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
You've now added Cai Rang Floating Market to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sun), hunt for treasures at Cai Rang Floating Market.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Can Tho journey app .

You can drive from My Tho to Can Tho in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Can Tho sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Can Tho

Shopping
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Cai Rang Floating Market ©
Cai Rang Floating Market

1
night
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City
For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for Da Nang.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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hours
Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
You've now added The Marble Mountains to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to The Marble Mountains.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Da Nang driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January: high temperatures in Da Nang hover around 77°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Nature Parks
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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains

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hours
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Hoi An Ancient Town has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Mon), make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town.

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Traveling by shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Da Nang.
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Hoi An Ancient Town ©
Hoi An Ancient Town

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nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Chùa Linh Ứng.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Nang visit planner.

You can take a shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Hue.
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
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Chùa Linh Ứng ©
Chùa Linh Ứng

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nights
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
You've now added Imperial City to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, contemplate the long history of Thai Hoa Palace, then contemplate the long history of Nine Dynastic Urns, and finally explore the activities along Thuy Tien Lake.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hue trip itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Da Nang to Hue in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Hue are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. You'll set off for Hanoi on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Nine Dynastic Urns ©
Nine Dynastic Urns
Thai Hoa Palace ©
Thai Hoa Palace
Thuy Tien Lake ©
Thuy Tien Lake

1
day
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Literature & National University.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hanoi itinerary planner.

Fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Sapa.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
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Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

1
night
Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa
A hub of tourism in the country's northwestern mountainous region, Sapa represents home for a large number of ethnic minorities from the hill tribes of the region, and acts as a base for explorations of the surrounding area's wealth of natural sights.
Make your Sapa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Hanoi to Sapa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Hanoi.

Things to do in Sapa

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi
To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sapa to Hanoi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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nights
Cat Ba, Vietnam

Cat Ba
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Planning Cat Ba trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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1
night
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi
Plan my trip to Hanoi with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi takes 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Ninh Binh
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ninh Binh road trip website .

Traveling by bus from Hanoi to Ninh Binh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Ninh Binh are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Quan Thanh Temple as well as Chua Tran Quoc.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hanoi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Ninh Binh to Hanoi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Ngoc Son Temple ©
Ngoc Son Temple
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc
Quan Thanh Temple ©
Quan Thanh Temple

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